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DESIGNED FOR A SMOOTH AND SAFE RIDE
ENGINEERED FOR TECHNICIANS
Designed for a smooth ride.
Restore original suspension geometry and alignment
CONSTRUCTED TO ELIMINATE ROAD WANDERING
Why Are Idler Arms Important?
Idler arms are used on vehicles with “box steering” systems, usually trucks and rear wheel drive passenger vehicles. The idler arm assists the Pitman arm by supporting other steering linkage components as it travels in the direction controlled by the steering gear.
The bracket side of the idler arm is mounted to the frame side of your vehicle on one end and supports a ball joint on the other. Typically, an idler arm is positioned on the opposite side of the center link from the Pitman arm, allowing it to hold the center link at the correct height.
Depending on the vehicle application, idler arms may be considered:
Arm type idler arms consist of an arm with mounting points on one end that attach to the frame of the vehicle, while the other end of the arm is connected to the main body through a bearing.
Bracket type idler arms contain the pivot assembly within a forged housing, which bolts directly to the frame of the vehicle with the bearing contained inside the assembly.
BUILT TO OPTIMIZE STEERING RESPONSE
Why Are Pitman Arms Important?
Pitman arms are used on vehicles with “box steering” systems, usually trucks and rear wheel drive passenger vehicles. Typically mounted between the steering gear and the center link, the Pitman arm creates a pivoting point.
Pitman arms are distinguished by their splined arms, which mesh to the steering gear. This allows them to convert torque from the steering gear into a mechanical force that permits movement of the steering linkage. Pitman arms are supported in this function by idler arms.
Rack and Pinion Boot
BUILT TO PROTECT YOUR STEERING COMPONENTS
Why Are Rack and Pinion Boots Important?
Rack and pinion boots, or bellows, seal the inner tie rod and the rack and pinion shaft. They keep moisture, dirt and other debris particles sealed out, preventing contamination and damage to the steering rack components.
Rack and pinion boots face constant exposure to road debris, contaminants and thermal cycling. The primary cause of part failure is puncturing from road debris. To ensure optimal part life, requirements for rack and pinion boots include:
- High- and low-temperature resistance
- Puncture, abrasion and chemical resistance
- Resistance to extension, compression and bending fatigue